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Calexico Airport is closed, go to NOTAMS to see more
BBP APIS for combined US and Mexico is now up

Mexico has raised ME Permit, Taxes
See over 30 webcams in Mexico
USCBP GA airport locations and phone numbers   
Loreto's Hotel Mission is now a BBP Member
  
 


 

May 16'15 AOPA Event Salinas CA Fly-In Booth S43
May 23 '15 BBP Trip Escape to San Felipe Open
Jun 23 '15 BBP Trip Cuba, People to People Open
Jul 20'15 EAA Event Oshkosh  Booth 4093
Sep 26'15 AOPA Event Colorado Springs Fly-In Booth
Oct 10'15 AOPA Event AOPA Tullahoma TN Fly-In Booth
Oct 23 '15 BBP Trip Explore Baja Open in Aug
TBA BBP Trip, Future Cuban Carvan, Flight to Habana  



Sun and Sand in San Felipe

Departs May 23
Returns May 25
Status:  Open

There has been a change.  It will be back to San Felipe for our annual beach party.  Many reasons however, you are invited to spend a weekend with the BBP exploring the seaside city of San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico.
The State tourism board along with the hotels, restaurants, andthe merchants of San Felipe have invited Members of the Bush Pilots to visit their "City on the Bay" and enjoy three days of sun, food, drink, and fun at a price that is "almost free".

Departs: June 23
Returns: June 29
Status:  Open

HAVANA (March 29, 2015, Associated Press)  "Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent the day after the President indicated he was relaxing the rules for US citizens to travel to Cuba.  In February, they were up 187 percent and by the end of March, they are up 250 percent"
What this means is that if you want to see the real Cuba before the Western World "westernizes" it, you need to do it now.  We presently have 15 rooms reserved for a seven day trip in June with guarenteed prices locked in for this time period.  If you are thinking about visiting this colorful and exotic island country, you need to act now! Based on unique challanges regarding pricing and room accommodation, we are giving serious thoughts about how many more of these trips we will be doing. So....

Charming, Adventurous, Colorful, Exciting, Exotic, Fascinating, Passionate, Enchanting, Musical…. and we have the license for you to go.

Join Jack, Claudia, and other BBP members as we add another page of adventure and fun into our book of memories as we do our third group tour into the magical country of Cuba.
Because you cannot legally take your aircraft into Cuba (even once we are able to, the price is pretty high) we are leaving our airplanes at home for this trip and will meet up in Florida where we will take a charter flight to Havana.


Once there, it will be 7 days of exploring the beauty and culture of Cuba.
We have so many wonderfully amazing experiences in store for this trip! As we gain more experience in navigating this wonderful country and all it has to offer, we are able to put more umph into each day :) With the changing times and because of the great relationships we have built with our Cuban counterparts, we are able to offer a trip that is much less like an organized non flexible trip as all American guided licenses require, and offer you a chance to feel like a real explorer in this country that will make you feel like you just stepped back in time, in a good way! 

Visits to the Revolution Museum, John Lennon park, the unique Cuban China Town and an experience into the brilliant world of Cuban art and music, and so much more.

This truly is a trip of a lifetime. Cuba cannot be adequately understood without experiencing it. So what are you waiting for! If you want to be able to feel like you took part in this great change in history between the U.S and Cuba and see Cuba before it's transformed forever, you don't want to miss it!   
I had a 1952 Ford Convertible as well as a 57 Chevy hardtop when I was young.  I would really be surprised if you did not find and ride in what was your very first car....brings back lots of memories.  Only in Cuba.


Click here for more information or to register
 


 


Cuban Caravan, Flight to Habana (Future Trip)
Departs TBA
Returns TBA
Status: When application is approved
Christmas does come in December.
With the Presidential decision to relax some of the rules regarding travel between the US and Cuba, the BBP will be providing a trip that most have only dreamt about, that of flying their own aircraft into Cuba.
If you want to be part of this historical first flight, that of perhaps being part of the first GA caravan into Cuba ever, watch this tour closely, as we have been to Cuba three times last last year, we have the connections and knowledge to make it all work.  As soon as OFAC gives us the "go ahead" we will be on our way.

 Click here to 
see October Tour Report 



Member/Public Alerts (from top of page)

 

BBP APIS for both Mexico and US is up  
1,200 manifests and counting.  That is what the BBP processed in the past 10 weeks.  And the response has been overwhelming.
Filing to both the US and Mexico through special portals, our program contains databases that remembers past flights,  aircraft, crew, passengers, and more.
And it will do a reverse manifest, file to go down, reverse and it will file you to come back. 
And this services is being provided to our members at no charge….

Read what some of our members are saying:
It’s a great product, keep up the good work.  Rick
Just another reason to continue to support the BBP and the work that….  Don
Thank you so much for your efforts to make this (APIS) simpler. Angle
Your APIS is a WOW, thanks for all you do.  George
Thanks Jack for your EPIS service. 
 
Mexican law does require all GA flights to have submitted an APIS whenever crossing the border.  In the near future, the hammer is going to come down and if you are not filing a MX APIS, you might have some serious explaining to do.
 
How do you use our APIS.  If you are a current member, just go into the Member section and click on APIS.  It is easy and friendly to use. If you are not a member or not current, go to our website and either update your membership or click on “Become a Member”

Click here to see a sample US/MX manifest



Mexico has raised ME Permit, IVA Tax:
     a)  Mexico has raised its Multi-Entrance (Permit) price to NP$1,383 effective Jan 1, 2014
     b)  Mexico has raised their IVA tax to 16%



Loreto's Hotel Mission is now BBP Member
Located right on the water in downtown Loreto, this four story, five star hotel is everything that a hotel can be. The rooms are well furnished, the restaurant and bar are first class and all the people that work there are friendly and outgoing. With an endless list of things to do in Loreto, it is a must to consider the Mision as your base when visiting Loreto.

And from the Mision, (almost) everything is within walking distance. The Mision joins the Hotel Oasis and the Hotel Posada de las Flores in Loreto as an Associate Member.

To see the discounts offered by the Mision, go to "Associate Members" in the public area of our website.
The BBP is proud to have the Mision as one of its growing family of Associate Members.

  

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